Lifestyles in Provence
As a tour guide, I get to see people in their “lifestyles” as I go from one village to another. I consider this a perk to my job. Capturing simple life moments reminds me to enjoy my own simple moments. It is also one of the perks of travel; to see different lifetstyles. It opens up our senses, our awareness and, quite often, gives us inspiration when we go home to live the little things.
Whether it be a facial expression, a gesture, a look or even a bodily stance, there is a story behind the scene ready to be embraced. There is so much to see when travelling, other than the sites marked out in the guide books (or your private guide).
Take a little journey in Provence through a few of my own shots. This is my 2016/17 collection of “lifestyles” in Provence.
October Tour in Provence
Sometimes people ask me what my favorite season is in Provence. I usually say spring as I love the wild flowers but when October comes around I am at awe with the ruby reds and golden yellows. An October tour in Provence provides stunning colors and a quieter, less busy touristy atmosphere.
October is also rich with festivals that seem to take a more authentic feel than those during the warmer months. Let me show you what an authentic small village festival looks like…
When in Provence, do tour Aix-en-Provence. My top tip for visiting this elegant and historically rich city is to decide before you go how you want to see it. If you go without choosing your focus you may be disappointed. The city has a cosmopolitan flair and you tend to hear a lot of English from many tourists as well as international students. It’s one of Provence’s larger cities and you can get lost in the common city atmosphere and not see the hidden treasures.